Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tre e
To: Jones, Carrie <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/21/2000 18:49:31
>%yes.  and sed.  can *anyone* suggest a good sed reference?  i've seen
>%huge things done with sed, but *nwever* found a better reference than
>%the man page...and that doesn't go very far.  certainly not far enough
>%to teach me how to do some of the things that i've seen.
>There is an O'reilly book on awk and sed, and though I can't say that I
>understand it well, I'm not sure if that isn't a function of my having not
>made a deal with the devil. (I've been told that local mythology says that
>to understand sed requires such bargains. )I do know that a couple of my
>friends who sys admin for a living opened it up to the section on sed and
>said "Oooooooooo! I didn't know you could do things like that!" (with much
>enthusiasm.) There is a lot of info there.

i've got that.  it has a chapter or two on sed and then spends the
rest of its time on awk.  it doesn't really tell me much at all.  now
if there was a book that spent as much time on sed, or something like
the awk book (by aho, weinberger, and kernighan), that would be good.
but there ain't.

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